As a faith based nonprofit, we hold a special set of values that helps guide our work with those we serve and as an organization. Learn more about what we value at the Village below.
We value LOVE because we are called to love God, love others, and to love ourselves.
- Love evidences itself in our programs and organizational culture through servanthood, meeting others where they are and for who they are, respect of self and others, not being judgmental, showing genuine concern for others, giving grace, empowering others, and connecting with others.
- I John 4:19 – “We love because he first loved us.”
We value TRANSFORMATION because growth and healing come from the inside out.
- Transformation takes place when our residents and staff are self-reflective, develop a growth mindset, take initiative for personal and professional growth, set goals that pushes themselves, learn from mistakes, and cooperate with others in individual growth.
- Romans 12:2 – “Do not be conformed tot his world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
We value AUTHENTICITY because our true self can only be revealed when what we say matches what we do.
- Residents and staff at Restoration Village demonstrate authenticity when they are honest and open, build meaningful relationships, own their mistakes, are consistent, and keep their commitments.
- Matthew 7:20 – “By their fruit you will recognize them.”
We value COLLABORATION because it takes a Village.
- We collaborate among our staff, residents, and other organizations as we connects others to resources, build community within and outside walls of our organization, look to others for guidance, and make personal contributions to our work together.
- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10;12 “Two are better than one…if either of them falls down, one can help the other up…A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
We value GRIT because success is never quick or easy.
- We work to show our enduring grit when staff and residents together embrace the messy aspects of restoring lives and working together, show commitment to the organizational, stay hopeful, resilient and joyful in any circumstance, exercise patience, do not give up easily, and believe in our mission and vision even when times are tough.
- Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we do not give up.”
WHAT BEING A "FAITH BASED NONPROFIT" MEANS AT THE VILLAGE
What being a “faith based” nonprofit means differs from one organization to the next, so clarifying what it means at Restoration Village helps other understand who we are and how we serve our women and children.
At the Village, our organization was born out of faith, with much of its original support coming from a Sunday School class in a Tulsa church. To this day, we are still supported by the roots of many individuals from churches, Sunday school classes and small groups, women’s and missions groups, and local churches. We are faith based because our roots and support come from many different communities of faith and a variety of denominations. Like our founders, many of our staff members see their work as an important aspect to their own faith and personal religious commitments.
Because we value love and acceptance, we do not believe that our faith permits any form of discrimination. No specific religious belief or creed is a requirement for entry into our program, and no religious practices are required to continue receiving services. We have gladly provided shelter in the past to those who share our faith, belong to other faith communities, and those who do not identify as religious.